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days of tea & editing

April 15th, 2009 by erin

I think I don’t post here as much as I likely should because my days are all very similar lately, a blur of tea and reading and writing and wishing it would be warm enough to open the windows.

For instance, today I have mostly been sitting and re-working two sections from the novel, one of which just needed re-arranging and editing and one that was previously non-existent and needs to be cobbled together from notes. The former is done, the latter I am still working on.

This part of editing is weird, futzing with story and character as much as structure and form. I’m making a particular relationship more blatant than it was in previous drafts, but I think it will help. I’m taking other bits out to vague up some stuff. It’s coming together, this draft will be done soon and will be better, stronger, all that fun stuff.

I have a cup of white tea that I think I boiled the water too hot for. It is too cold to open the windows.

This morning I woke up to 770 spam messages on my previous post, all advertisting a creative variety of webcams. For different things, but all of them were both LIVE and FREE.

I am excited about LOST tonight.

I am wearing a BPAL scent called Mag Mell that I got as a bonus frimp (BPAL speak for free imp, samples are imps in BPALland) in my last order. It is light and pretty and smells like amber and ginger and grass which is more springy than today actually feels.

My days seem quiet and repetitive lately. Productive, but repetitive. I’m nearing the end of editing, and I have query letters and synopsises and such to tackle after that which I am not particularly looking forward to. But hopefully the days will be warmer and I’ll be able to open up the windows and maybe that will help.

It’s supposed to be 70 degrees on Friday. I hope that’s not lies.

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3 Responses to “days of tea & editing”

  1. Paul says:

    Bah about the spam! I was just going to comment on your previous post, to say hurrah about untangling your novel. But I’ll say it here instead: hurrah for untangling your novel!

    I hope you enjoy LOST! (Also, fingers crossed for your weather. 70 degrees would be very nice…)

  2. Steph says:

    LOST is rocking my socks in so many ways this season – we really enjoyed ‘Some Like It Hoth’! :)

  3. erin says:

    LOST is rocking my socks this season, too! I am amazed at how they continue to re-invent the show while always building on what they’ve already established.

    But I am worried about Frank! I love Frank! I hope he doesn’t get like, sacrificed to something.